October 04, 2004

They make shit up. We deride.

So you've all probably heard about the thing where Fox News posted an article in which they claimed John Kerry, while discussing the presidential debate in which we beat that burger-eating sea monkey George W. Bush's sorry ass, bragged about his love of manicures. I thought that might be a hoax, but no, apparently they really did that. (For loads more commentary on the Kerry story, visit Talking Points Memo.)

Anyway, so, yes, there was that. Now it turns out that Arizona's local Fox News affiliate also went overboard with its idiosyncratic interpretation of the phrase "fair and balanced", attempting to keep Arizona college students from registering to vote. Of course, Arizona may not need the college kids' help to go from red to blue (requires sitting through an ad to read, or go here for an ad-free version).

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Posted by Francis at 08:05 AM | TrackBack

My god. That really, seriously makes me weep. I mean, this year ought to be all about the importance of the democratic process. To hear about people deliberately subverting it...I think I'm going to be ill.

Posted by: Lance at October 4, 2004 02:51 PM